Epifagus

noun
Ep·​i·​fa·​gus | \ ˌepəˈfāgəs \

Definition of Epifagus

: a genus of slender purplish brown leafless herbs (family Orobanchaceae) having whitish flowers and being parasitic on the roots of beech trees — see beechdrops

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History and Etymology for Epifagus

New Latin, from epi- + Latin fagus beech

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“Epifagus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epifagus. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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